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cameron heads to the u.s. were critics are circling. major orders for the aviation giant, as the world's biggest air show takes off. hello, and welcome to "gmt." money for pakistan, that is the gist of hillary clinton's latest visit to as lombok. she announced new aid for the country, money to be invested in civilian projects as part of a long-term american commitment in the region. she is scheduled to attend a major conference in couple where 40 nations will try to chart a course for the country. stability in afghanistan still seems a long way off. the taliban remain strong and may feel strongly urge the more it hears of troop withdrawal. emily buchanan reports >> america's alliance with pakistan is under strain. u.s. secretary of state has a drive to shore it up. as she met the foreign minister, misses clinton said there was a perception among pakistanis that america's commitment to them was purely because of the war against the taliban. >> we are committed to building a partnership with pakistan that of course strengthen security and protect the people of pakistan but goes beyond se
lowest level in months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demand.thin mont. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demansin months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demann months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman months. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. deman. materials and metal makers were hardest hit over fears of weakening u.s. demand. elsewhere overseas, some good news for u.s. private equity firms carlyle group and tpg. the two won a bidding war for healthscope in a deal worth $1.7 million. >>> a government watchdog is criticizing the treasury department for urging general motors and chrysler to drastically downsize their dealerships during the recession without weighing the consequences. the report says the treasury's decisions m
the u.s. intelligence community almost a decade after 9/11. and is the tea party movement being torn apart by allegations of racism? one wing of the group expels another and tea party backed candidates are left holding the bag. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room. >>> right now officials in the gulf say they don't see any major red flags with the new well cap that might force them to unleash a big gusher of oil. once again they're moving ahead with another full day of tests, athoer 24 hours. they are keeping a close watch on pressure levels. all important pressure levels. and any existing or potential oil leaks. david mattingly is looking at all of this in new orleans on the scene. you just heard from thad allen, the incident commander, and update our viewers on what we know right now, david. >> reporter: wolf, thad allen says they're looking at anomalies that they're encountering down there but so far none of them indicating a problem that tells them they have to stop these tests and reopen that well. but these anomalies as he discussed them were happening as methane comi
to pay its suppliers of nuclear technology because that would involve going through u.s. banks so venezuelan banks are now the vehicle through which iran is able to bypass the embargo. >> sean: one branch of iran's development bank now sits in the venezuelan capital to facilitate the transactions. >> with chavez in the middle he can do their work for them and then handle the money taking commissions at both ends so everybody gains. >> sean: venezuela is also supplying iran with something even more valuable. >> an important reserve of uranium in the north of venezuela about 50,000-tons probably that iran is now able to tap. >> sean: so perhaps it is to coincidence that iran has erected a series of factories in this uranium rich area of venezuela. >> it is troubleing that iran has established some factories, a lot of people estimate that these facilitie factories are r armaments and that the ties, the so-called economic ties between iran and venezuela or perhaps syria and venezuela hide support for terrorism. >> sean: those suspicions are grounded in an event that occurred in novemb
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as we go about it. it is simply vast. no u.s. airline has bought the airliner yet. to answer your really important question, airbus has written off the majority of the money that it costs to design, develop and build it and they told me today they expect the new planes being built will break even by 2014 because they've written off the old debt. it's huge. >> it's a good sign for the economy when people are shopping for airplanes. you remember at the brink of the recession, fewer people were showing up at these things. >> reporter: yeah. and the really important thing, of course, that plane right in the middle, the 787, which is making its debut outside the united states, the dreamliner, that has sold 863 of them. that tells you the importance, not only for the puget sound and the northwestern united states but right through the midwest, through to chicago where boeing has its headquarters. the industry that builds that plane is crucial. that's why that plane is the star of this show. >> richard, come and visit us again. richard quest at the farnborough air show in england. good to see y
-old unknown, unemployed military vet to the u.s. senate. >> while there were a free moments that had people thinking, awkward! there were others in the crowd wondering if maybe this wasn't such a bad idea after all. jessica yellin was there for the big debut. >> reporter: if there's one person who believes alvin greene could be south carolina's next u.s. senator, it's alvin greene. >> i'm the best candidate in the united states senate race here in south carolina. i am also the best choice for the image award next year. >> reporter: he does not lack confidence. it is a new campaign speech, greene offered some specifics. >> let's pick up with some of the projects that were put on hold after 9/11. such as improving transportation and infrastructure. >> reporter: some standard rhetoric -- >> my campaign is about getting south carolina and america back to work and moving south carolina and america forward. >> reporter: and a glimpse of his political philosophy. >> the punishment should fit the crime. fairness saves us money. let's reclaim our country from the terrorists and the communists. i kno
are killing u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> plus, what secretary clinton says about the hunt for osama bin laden, the lockerbie bomber and chelsea clinton's fast approaching wedding. good afternoon. i'm savannah guthrie in for andrea mitchell, and we'll begin with that fresh new look and size and scope of america's counterterrorism efforts, an effort that's grown so much, so fast, that it may actually be making it tougher to stop threats to the u.s. with me now nbc's justice correspondent pete williams who has been poring over this reporting coming out of the "washington post." pete, to you. what is the main headline here? what really caught your eye? >> what "the post" is saying that it's grown so fast without any careful design, just sort of adding new things on, that it's so big nobody really knows how big it is, and it's so big that there are overlapping areas where the intelligence community is doing things where other people doing those things don't necessarily know. >> it's like urban sprawl from a legislative standpoint. >> exactly. >> and they say it's nationwide. it's operating t
of the lockerbie bomber. he says that both the u.s. and british governments need to take a closer look at bp's actions over the past several years. for people with heart pain, the problem became a whole lot easier and less risky. and if your credit rating is less than perfect, don't be discouraged. but first, the defense takes center stage and the trial of former illinois gov. rod blagojevich. >> i crash landing nearly caused the plane and s c b to collide in arizona. the plane clipped the top of the suv near the runway as it was trying to land. the plan was experiencing mechanical issues, causing an emergency landing in phoenix yesterday. the driver of the suv was not injured. former illinois gov. rod blagojevich is expected to take the stand this week in his corruption trial. attorneys plan to call their star witness as they make their case today. he claims he did nothing wrong in connection with the plot to sell a senate seat formerly occupied by barack obama. >> charismatic as he might be, there is a lot of damning evidence with respect to the tapes. >> roblin voinovich has pleaded not g
evidence. >> now to a long awaited homecoming. man is back on u.s. soil after the fbi kept him away for nearly two months. 26-year-old yaya was stranded in the middle east on the no fly list forbidden to come home. we heard from him at 5:00. new at 6:00, delia is live from experts who call that list un- american. >> we are told his situation is not unique. folks here at care, the council on american islamic relations say many muslims are being detained overseas, held against their will because their names appear on this list that they call unconstitutional. in fact, the aclu just filed a lawsuit challenging the government's policy. the 26-year-old fairfax county man just returned home saturday after being detained in egypt for two months. he and his brother spent a year and a half in yemen. his brother returned home in may, but yaya was held against his will, interrogated, forced to take polygraphs, even asked to become a spy upon his return to the state. members of care say that type of pressure is unfair. >> there seems to be a policy in place that allows the government from ree
senator chuck schumer is calling on the u.s. government to investigate the role bp played in the release of the convicted locker bibombing suspect. there is evidence that bp worked for the release of the person in exchange for release of oil fields. he is urging the u.s. and british governments to take a closer look at bp's actions. >> a new study aiming to protect the chesapeake bay is expecteded to be announced tomorrow. the congressman plans to announce a funding for a federal study. the congressman says blue crab and oysters have been studied for years. but microorganism the could lead to a better environment and more prouktive fisheries. democrats denied any trouble in the upcoming elections. joe biden led the way, spreading the meng that democrats are not -- the message that democrats are not losing control. >> we are going to win the house, and we are going to win the senate. >> this is a tough climate, but we are to have campaigners, and we are a tough people. >> republicans have been slamming democrats on the economy, jobs, taxes, and the crisis in the gulf, while democrats say
is a blood money deal. >> the new prime minister is said to make his new visit to the u.s. tomorrow. today he called the release completely wrong. >>> an examination of the u.s. intelligence system finds the top secret world is growing beyond measure. it was record by the "washington post." the pain concludes the intelligence communicate has grown significantly since the 9/11 terror attack. the post reports nearly 1,300 government organizations and more than 900 government contractors with growing information. approximately 854,000 people have top secret security clearances. the paper also said, there is no real way to measure the effectiveness of the system, and that many intelligence agencies are doing the same work. today president obama accused his opponents of playing an election of politics. for rebecause thing to approve an extension of jobless benefits. republicans say the president's plan will increase the deficit. steve handelsman has our report. >> reporter: barack obama marched out of the white house to charge, republicans are holding unemployed workers hostage. >> tame to do what
report on the top secret world of u.s. intelligence, following a two-year "washington post" investigation. the intelligence community has grown so much since 1997, no one knows how much it costs. the sim put in place to keep the united states safe is so massive that it's effectiveness is impossible to determine. live to the pentagon and our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. good morning. where to start with this? any reaction there at your post to the story and "the washington post"? >> reporter: well, indeed, tony, there is. the director of national intelligence, pentagon officials, administration officials knew this article was coming. they had some concerns about it. what they are now saying is, look, we acknowledge that the intelligence community has grown significantly since the 9/11 attacks. that's what we had to do, they say, in the government. we know there's some inefficiencies, but they stand by the notion that they have prevented any major attacks in the united states since september 11. so that's all to the plus column. they say that they are working to try and identify in
weeks, you would be eligible for the federal extensions. host: let's go over that u.s. department toll-free line 1-877- these great issues to bring up. thanks for the callers. >> president obama scheduled to talk this morning about unemployment and the economy. he was expected at 10:33, running a little late. we will have his remarks when he starts in a few moments. until then, more on the economy and the administration's business policies. guest: the coast of cnbc's "the call." thanks for joining us. guest: good morning. thanks for having me. host: you recently broke the glass between the administration and business has been the high drama of the summer. guest: i think this is a bad aspect of the economic problem. guest: there is a bad aspect to the economic problem. you see these business roundtable and others that are really in a blood war with the white house over taxes, regulation spending, trade, they're all very outspoken about it. the ceo of verizon started this about one month ago. people that pick up on that are asking for business investment tax relief. they would like to ha
was in pakistan today, emphasizing the u.s. commitment there. she announced several new projects as part of a $7.5 billion aid effort. she then travelled to kabul for international security conference on the afghanistan war. before leaving pakistan, clinton talked to greta van susteren and she thinks, clinton thinks someone in that government of pakistan knows where osama bin laden is. >> if there were a terrorist network operating somewhere, even in the remote place in the united states, some sheriff, you know, some local state policeman, somebody in our collective government would probably know that there was something suspicious going on. so that's why i assume somebody, somebody in this government from top to bottom does know where bin laden is. i'd like to know, too. >> bret: tune in, 10:00 p.m. eastern time for on the record with greta to see her exclusive interview with secretary clinton. security in afghanistan has been heightened in advance of the security conference mrs. clinton is attending. thousands of soldiers and police have been deployed to kabul. two u.s. soldiers were killed by
national directorate. it includes supreme court justices governors, the u.s. house and senate and the president's cabinet. this week on "q&a," our guest is robert service. in the last 10 years, he has written about the lives and influences of lenin, stalin and his latest, trotsky. . . caught robert service, harvard has published three of your books, "stalin", "lenin", and "trotsky", 1,876 pages. when did you get interested, first time in this, and why? i got interested in this i suppose in the late '60s when i was a student. mainly because it was being talked about by all of my friends at the time. i was doing languages and literature, russian literature, ancient greek literature. but it was part of the atmosphere of the times. and it started to suck me in and suck me away from literature. >> where were you located at the time? >> i was in england, cambridge. and i loved tolstoy, dostoevsky, all the great russian classics. i loved ancient greek tragedy. but somehow, somehow the bug got me then. there were really big questions to answer about one of these amazing inventions of
stories tonight. stuck overseas for months. tonight access back into the u.s. tonight a virginia man is finally back home. >>> but we begin with accusations of excessive force. a maryland woman claims police broke her hand. we're diving into the investigation tonight. >>> that woman claims montgomery county police stormed into her wheat on home and knocked her around. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm will thomas. that woman says because of her injuries she can't work and fears she could lose everything. fox 5's roby chavez is here with the story you will only see right here on fox 5. robbie? >> reporter: a 65-year-old woman is raising strong allegations of excessive force, police brutality and unlawful entry. her hand is bandaged and she's in a cast. she says montgomery county police roughed her up in her oem home. >> this guy grabbed my hand like this and was doing like this. i said stop, stop, you going to break my arm. >> reporter: 65-year-old piero tuno recounts the night she says montgomery county police broke her hand. >> i came from italy and i never get in trouble with nobody. then i
. the taunt came on the same day a "washington post" report said the u.s. intelligence community has become so massive no one can say if we're safer now than we were nine years ago. here's our justice correspondent bob orr. >> reporter: just a month after 9/11, president bush created the office of homeland security, pledging to spare no effort in stopping the next terrorist attack. >> we're going to be ongoing and relentless. >> reporter: in the nine years since, there has been no major attack, but the government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars creating a sprawling top-secret intelligence complex which the "washington post" concludes is bloated and inefficient. >> overlapping agencies doing overlapping things. >> reporter: reporter dana priest led a two-year investigation that's revealed mind-bonding numbers. there are now 3,200 government organizations and private firms working on homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence. 854,000 people hold top-secret security clearances. and analysts published 50,000 intelligence reports every year. but the newspaper found the effort t
911, 2001, 51 federal organizations and military commands operating in 15 u.s. cities track the flow of money to end from terrorist networks. analysts that makes sense of documents foreign and domestic share their judgment by sharing intelligence reports every year. the volume is so large that many are routinely given more. michael, republican line, houston, texas, good morning. caller: the size of the government is overthrown. the second point i would make about the topic, after the 1980 the growth of the intelligence community leading into the 1990's for the democratic party was quite happy about it. host: "lack of focus, not lack of resources was at the heart of the fort hood shooting, as well as the christmas day bombing attempt. an alert airline passenger saw smoke coming from his seatmate. there are issues that really concern the people in charge of national security. but not just for the director of national intelligence, but any individual. defense secretary robert gates. only super users have the ability to assess defense department activities, there is no way he could keep
widely. >> the u.s. appeals court has granted bail to the media magnate conrad black as he appeals his conviction. the british parent and other executives were convicted in 2007 of swindling shareholders out of $6.1 million. but will serve more than two years of the six and a half year sentence. an investigation into american surveillance system says it has been made so they get is near impossible to determine its effectiveness. it involves 1300 government organizations, and no one knows how much it cost, how many people it employs, or how many agencies do the same work. suriname's former military dictator has been elected president of the country. the 64-year-old was voted in after he failed to win sufficient majority votes in may. the former army leader is accused of human rights violations. charges of defamation. the author was in the country to promote his new book. he has now been released on bail. the attorney general says statements cast doubt upon the integrity of judges. bp has been given 24 hours to check the cap over the leaking oil well after seepage was detected near the o
immigrants have to meet. they would have had to graduate from an american high school, lived in the u.s. for five years, and a 10 college before joining the military. college beforelleg joining the military. coming up, and updates on rod blagojevich. a suicide bomber in afghanistan. the >> is suicide bomber slips through tight security setting up a bomb at a market in kabul. killed three people, including a child and wounded several others. and there was a roadside bombing in southern afghanistan. an international conference is set to begin. secretary hillary clinton will begin the -- will attend the conference. and the search is on for the killer of a chicago police officer. he just returned home from his overnight shift when he was confronted by three men who wanted his car. he exchanged gunfire with one of the suspects in later died of his loans. many are anchored and shocked by his death. >> he was an awesome person. >> i am just in a moment right now. >> he was 52 years old. a 20 year veteran of the forest and was set to retire at the end of the month. a church ban overturned on th
these little disturbances moving across the northern part of the u.s.. we are on the southern part of that. isolated storms this weekend -- this evening. southwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour. the same for tomorrow. partly cloudy skies, partly humid, and this firms in the late afternoon and evening. 90-94 for the high tech richard. code orange with unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. this covers west of the day and on toward philadelphia and new york city. here is the insta-weather futurecast showing the line of grain moving through now. then we dry out overnight. again, the system out west starts to generate more activity in the mountains which should march across the. small afternoon and evening keeping the rain check is alive and that he and humidity, too. rain chances late extending into wednesday. we have a chance for some on- again off-again brain changes. we expect a high of around 90. thursday, the rain chances drop off and it temperatures climb. still humid with 94, 96, 97. there will be some spotty brain chances. look at sunday and monday. temperatures start to drop off
this morning. what she's doing is unveiling $500 million in development projects. the hope is if the u.s. can win points with the pakistani people and the pakistani military and the pakistani government can go after militants in afghanistan. it's those militants who have made afghanistan more violent ever ever, increasing security fears. >> reporter: in the afghan capital, police are gearing for a fight. hillary clinton an and her counterparts from 50 countries have arrived here. and the city is on edge. the major general is responsible for keeping kabul safe. the enemies of afghanistan will do their best to show the international community there is no peace or security, he says. those enemies succeeded. the suicide bomber killed three people here. the remnants of the bomber or the victims remained on this street long after the attack. this will give you a sense of the scene of a suicide explosion. over there, there's body parts from the suicide bomber, we won't show you those. over here, a motorcycle that was either hit or used by the suicide bomber. a sense of fear. obviously, worried about
with foreigners. security is still the urgent need here, and increasingly it's the u.s. that is shouldering that responsibility, as secretary of state hillary clinton made clear today in an interview with cbs news. >> we have redoubled our efforts working with the afghans to improve and field a much more professional military. we think that we now are putting into place the pieces of a successful strategy. >> reporter: that strategy-- sending more troops into the heart of afghan cities-- has been costing a growing number of american lives. >> this is a very hard struggle, and general petraeus has said very clearly that it's likely to get worse before it gets better. >> reporter: and it's getting worse. 15 american troops were killed here just this week, putting july on track to be the deadliest month since the war began. most of the deaths occurred in or around the city of kandahar, where more american soldiers are being posted to police stations, checkpoints, and patrols to try and show the afghan police what law and order looks like. i was just in kandahar, and while the american presence
that would involve going through u.s. banks so venezuelan banks are now the vehicle through which iran is able to bypass the embargo. >> sean: one branch of iran's development bank now sits in the venezuelan capital to facilitate the transactions. >> with chavez in the middle he can do their work for them and then handle the money taking commissions at both ends so everybody gains. >> sean: venezuela is also supplying iran with something even more valuable. >> an important reserve of uranium in the north of venezuela about 50,000-tons probably that iran is now able to tap. >> sean: so perhaps it is to coincidence that iran has erected a series of factories in this uranium rich area of venezuela. >> it is troubleing that iran has established some factories, a lot of people estimate that these facilitie factories are r armaments and that the ties, the so-called economic ties between iran and venezuela or perhaps syria and venezuela hide support for terrorism. >> sean: those suspicions are grounded in an event that occurred in november of 2008 when turkey intercepted and iranian ship boun
away. the u.s. coast guard holding its third hearing into the deep water horns inincident. today the rig's chief engineering offered an account of the explosion and what happened after he jump into the gulf to escape. >> i went to the far side of the life raft and i heard the injured person on the gurney hollering my leg, may leg. i also heard andrea screaming we're going to die, we're going to die. at that point i thought we were going to cook right there. >> eleven workers died when the rig exploded. the first victims of the disaster which affected the lives of million. jonathan hunt is on the site in new orleans. jonathan, this possible sea bed leak, we get to this point because they thought the pressure should be within a certain range. and it's lower than they think it should be which leads many to believe it's leaking. it's our understanding the government wanted them to under cap the thing, to let the pressure off and siphon it to the top. bp wants to keep it capped and they won. >> that's right. bp executives met with the feds and the feds got the answers they wanted from
. the deal, which the u.s. has been pushing for years, must be still approved by the afghan parliament and pakistani parliament. >> in iraq, the deadliest attack this year against antiterrorist forces happened over the weekend. a suicide bomber hit a line of sunni security workers waiting to collect their paychecks. nearly 50 people were killed. the attack in baghdad comes as the u.s. looks to withdrawal all come boot bath troops in iraq. >>> montgomery county police say bus riders have no reason to fear using a busy station now that police officers have arrested the suspect in a deadly shooting. police say the shooting victim, 23-year-old marlin highman was at the gaithersburg bus depot on saturday night when he got in to an argument with another man and they exchanged gun fire. after he was shot he tried to get in to a cab at the station but collapsed. >>> pedestrian fatalities in the district are climbing while strangely enough the total number of fatalities are falling. since 2002, pedestrian fatalities have doubled. distracted drivers and distracted pedestrians are contributing to
of the daily rundown. >>> tensions are rising again along the u.s.-mexico border as the obama administration announced today the 12 how lo,2 national guard troops will -- the tough immigration law has resulted in six governors refusing to attend the governor's conference in phoenix. leaders from body sides of the border grapple with violence, gang murders, drugs and human smuggling. governor bill richardson now joins me live from albuquerque. sir, great to have you with us. let's start off first with the border conference, what commitment do you have? is everyone going to be coming to new mexico for this? >> we have the sex mexican governors and on the u.s. side, myself and governor schwarzenegger, publicly governor brewer of arizona and governor perry of texas have said they're not going to come. so it's going to be a little bit of a truncated conference, it's not going to last as long as we have before. but it's an important conference, because we have a lot of issues to discuss, border violence, drugs,ism gra immigra h1n1. it's important that we keep this 70-year conference going and i ag
because of week government and economic situation. u.s. has beefed up intelligence agencies since the attacks of 9/11. a brand new report out today that may not be making us any safer at all. we will go live to d.c. for the results of a two-year investigation and the response from inside the intelligence community. but, first, republicans and democrats insist they want to extend unemployment benefits for millions of americans who are out of work. so far they haven't figured out exactly how to pay for it and while they fight about how best to go forward, a lot of families are suffering mightily. we will look at the argument and why a vote tomorrow makers in fact, change everything. plus, ambush in afghanistan. >> get behind the wall. [gunfire] >> shepard: one of our news crews on scene as militants launch an attack against the u.s. patrol. the rest of the video and the story which comes along with it from the journalists of fox news, across the country and around the world tonight, this is america's leader in news on cable. this is the fox report. [ laughter ] [ slamming ] [ engine
of 42 u.s. deaths this month compared with 60 in june. meanwhile security was tightened in kabul on the eve of an international aid donor summit. thousands of afghan troops and police set up check points to search cars and drivers. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in kabul today from pakistan. while there she announced more than $500 million in new aid projects. clinton rounded out two days of high level talks with pakistani military and civilian officials in islamabad. and she tried to calm fears that america's focus in pakistan is solely on fighting militants. >> that this misperception has persisted for so long tells it us we have not done a good enough job with connecting our partnership with concrete improvements in the lives of pakistanis. and with this dialogue, we are working very hard to change that perception. >> reporter: the secretary also attended a town hall meeting with pakistani institutes and businesspeople. she said they seemed more receptive than during her visit last fall. an 18th person has died in the city of torreon mexico after gunmen stormed a b
. >>> the u.s. is pretty much out of control. no one really knows much about intel. barbara starr, any reaction to this? >> reporter: well, good morning to you. officials in the government are saying that they were well aware that this washington article was coming. they acknowledged that the intelligence community has grown significantly since 9/11. tens of thousands of workers added to it, but they say part of this has been an effort to thwart potential terror attacks. is there overlap, is there cost that could be saved or cut short? they are working on that. "the washington post," however, as a result of their two-year investigation did come up with pretty interesting facts. for example, there are about 1200 separate government offices that work in the intelligence. there are nearly the,000 private companies, contractors with tens of thousands of workers also who work in the u.s. intelligence community. and 850,000 people have top-secret clearances. what does all that mean? what the administration had been so concerned about was that "the washington post" might have revealed classic
finds the u.s. intelligence community has grown too big and unwieldy, but are we safer now than we were before 9/11? >>> and wedding of the year. with less than two weeks to go, hillary clinton talks to us about chelsea's big day and how the father of the bride, the former president -- >> you should assume if he makes it down the aisle in one piece it's a major accomplishment. >> the inside scoop today, it's a major accomplishment. >> the inside scoop today, monday, july 19, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith this morning. a lot of people were hoping this new cap would temporarily stop the flow of oil into the gulf, but overnight there are signs it may have created a new leak or seep elsewhere in the well. >> obviously of great concern to people. the government and bp seem to be at odds. bp wants to keep the cap closed at least for now. but in a sternly worded letter sent overnight the man in charge of the government's response is demanding a detailed plan for
pakistanis that the u.s. is concerned with their welfare, and not just focused on fighting terrorists. later today, clinton travels to kabul to take part in a one-day international summit on afghanistan's future. >>> after two years of delays the boeing 787 dream liner has made its international debut. the much-anticipated jumbo jet touched down on british soil yesterday after a test flight from seattle just in time for the annual air show. the dream liner claims to be lighter and greener than its rivals. boeing hopes to deliver its first dream line tore a japanese airline by the enof the year. >>> buff germany's busiest highways came to a screeching halt all in the name of culture. nearly 40 miles of the autobahn was shut down to vehicles and transformed into a performance venue. some 3 million people turned out for the cultural festival which featured a giant table made up of 20,000 individual tables. kind of cool there. anyone who wanted to was invited to perform. >> that's actually very cool, to close off that much of the street. >> speaking of cool, a bit of bubbly for divers in finland
under u.s. legislation passed last year tripling civilian aid to $7.5 billion over the next five years, secretary clinton hopes to draw the two countries closer in trust and strengthen their joint efforts to fight al-qaida and the taliban. >> this is the most significant, concrete achievement between these two neighbors in nearly 50 years. i believe it will go a long way towards strengthening regional economic ties, creating jobs in both countries and promoting sustainable economic development. >> and the foreign minister for pakistan explained the country's leadership is encouraged by the dialogue between the two nations adding that it is important to build a people centered relationship. such a partnership, he says, is essential to fighting terrorism and extremism. pakistan is undergoing many changes right now, he added. economic and socially adding that it is a country that's moving towards democracy and pakistan's foreign minister adds they have two priorities. peace and prosperity. becoming a partner in the international community. later today, as you mentioned, ali, secretary c
immigrants to become u.s. citizens. >>> chelsea clinton will be married on july 31 in new york. >> speculation keeps growing about the wedding of the summer. we will have a sneak peek. >>> good morning, i am courtney robinson in college park. the investigation into the beating of a university of maryland student is running up the chain of command. i will have the details for you the chain of command. i will have the details for you specially trained technicians cput every car we sell through a 125 point inspection. carmax is the smart choice because at carmax you get a free appraisal and your written offer to buy your car good for seven days. a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough...so tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. >>> welcome back. checking our top stories, crews have started the first stage of the 14th street
. >> reporter: that requires overcoming years of distrust between the u.s. and pakistan. today she came baerg economic aid desperately needed here. still public opinion towards the u.s. remains negative, even hostile. >> we know there is some questioning and suspicion about what the united states is doing today. i can only respond by saying that very clearly we have a commitment that is much broader and deeper than it has ever been. >> she acknowledged frustration. again saying that elements in pakistan's government nowhere osama bin laden is and could get him if they wanted to in an interview with nbc news. do you still believe that? >> i do. i think there is a bit of a debate going on within certain elements of the pakistan government. our argument is very simple. look, you have got take on every non-governmental armed force inside your country because even though you think they bother you today there is no guarantee. it's like keeping a poisonous snake in your backyard. >> clinton said the british government has now told her there is no evidence that bp influenced the decide to release the
expired back in early june about $3 billion has not been spent. over that same month interest on the u.s. debt in june was $107 billion. we seem to be, you know, talking about spending pennies or saving pennies when we're spending dollars. >> i totally agree. it's a very small amount of money. the fact that it's a very small amount of money also means that any possible effect in stimulating the economy is also very trivial because we're talking about a very small amount of money. the broader thing is it creates the wrong incentive. there's clear evidence that people who are unemployed tend to leave unemployment just before their unemployment benefits run out. it's not just a question... it's not the right way to think about is it are their jobs the right way is are there jobs at low wagers? there would be a lot more jobs out there. that's the adjustment that needs to happen in many cases. but ununemployment insurance and especially very, very long- term unemployment insurance impedes that kind of adjustment. >> tom: christian, i want to.... >> that's.... >> tom: aaddress that job demand
million pounds on a deal? >> yeah, that's more than 60 million u.s. dollars. his whole goal behind this is that he suspects, the overwhelming majority of cocoa beans come from west africa, like the ivory coast, and the ivory coast has been better over the past year and a lot of people suspect that the harvest is going to be worse than it already has been so he thinks the price is going to go up a lot more, so he's kind of cornering the market available for sale of cocoa beans. >> insane. so to answer the question directly, will our chocolate bars cost us more because of anthony ward's ingenious idea? >> if cocoa prices keep going higher for a long period of time, not for a period of two or three months, which is not what mr. ward is thinking about. but over the next year, you'll see prices trickling down. prices for chocolate have gone up over the past few months. >> thank you very much, russell. pretty interesting story. >>> the fbi moving on, today confirms an al qaeda link to the world cup bombings in you began da, we have heard there were links. who's following the developing n
the $25 billion, for example, the u.s. alone has given for development to the afghan people. the afghan government argues that simply hasn't happened in the last nine years. >> how easy will it be to make that happen, potentially? >> yeah, rob, it's the key question. because it won't be easy at all. the afghan government is one of the most corrupt in the world. and there have been huge fears that just because all of a sudden the afghan government says it can deliver this money, whether the money will actually be delivered to the afghan people. and of course, it's extremely difficult when violence here is at an all-time high. more afghans and americans are dying here than nine years of war. rob? >> all right, thank you very much. >>> it was a horrible scene in northern mexico after gunmen opened fire on a party. at least 17 people were killed and 18 injured. some of them critically. officials say the gunmen began shooting without saying a word. investigators recovered 122 spent shells. they believe the incident was related to mexico's raging drug war. >> awful story. >>> now
" reports that since the 9/11 attacks, u.s. intelligence operations have spiraled out of control and that no one knows how much it costs and how many people it employs or how many programs exist. this is the result of a two-year investigation. the post discovering that the system put in place to keep the united states safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine. among the findings, over 1,200 government organizations and nearly 2,000 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence and about 10,000 locations ais kro the u.s. over 800,000 people, nearly 1.5 times as many people who live in washington, d.c., hold top secret security clearances. richard. and in washington and surrounding areas, 33 building complexes top secret intelligence work are under construction or have been built since september of 2001. together, they occupy the equivalent of almost three pentagons or 22 u.s. capital buildings, about 17 million square feet of space. we're going to talk to dana priest who co-wrote the article coming up
the country's infrastructure of water, energy and health the projects are part of the u.s. effort to convince pakistan washington is not just backing the fight in the project will be funded with seven and half billion dollars in nonmilitary aid that they have approved it for five years. >> 727 we will be back with more a couple of minutes tonight nbc will air the giants gained so instead we will have nbc programming starting at 8:00 p.m. and 6 stopping at 10 back- to-back episodes of last, expanding. a special edition of kron 410 dr.phil will be on at 3:00 p.m. will be right back built with quality and backed with the best coverage in america including a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. that's 40,000 more miles than ford. chevy silverado half-ton. a consumers digest best buy and the most dependable, longest lasting full-size pickups on the road. now get 0% apr for 72 months on 2010 silverado half-ton models with an average finance savings around $5,800. 729 violence in oakland the latest incident involved possible sniper to the more news faster yoli who is live in the oakland police departme
yet this month look, eight states under heat advisory, the u.s. is baking. here in new york, where the temperatures reached 94 on sunday, triathletes were having trouble finishing a race. 12 people were hospitalized. in arizona an elderly man chasing down his postman barefoot suffered second degree burns on his feet. >> both the right and left feet had blistered all the way across the walls of my feet. >> reporter: in boston, the mayor in charlestown extended the local pool hours for 90-degree temperatures. the jet stream has been staying farther north this year compared to last year which is keeping more heat and humidity across our state. >> we're seeing temperatures so hot that we haven't seen in two years. everyone is flocking to the pools to try to kocool off. we hit 102 degrees yesterday. that broke a record from 1971. >> just as people are susceptible to heatstroke, they can become lethargic, but the trainers here are extra diligent to make sure the hours are hydrated within minutes of completion of a race. >> the heat index, 97 degrees. when it gets that hot, the men and wo
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